Jamie Vardy in the Premier League match between Leicester City & Aston Villa, 2020
Jamie Vardy in the Premier League match between Leicester City & Aston Villa, 2020 | (Photo by Visionhaus)

Football | Premier League 2020/21 | Fantasy Premier League Gameweek 10 picks

  • Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur meet in Gameweek 10’s headline act
  • Leicester City host beleaguered Fulham, as Manchester City welcome Burnley
  • Relegation candidates West Brom and Sheffield United clash, as Southampton face Manchester United
PREMIER LEAGUE – As the season ticks into double figures this weekend, who do you need in your squads for Fantasy Premier League Gameweek 10?


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Jamie Vardy (C)

To open our picks for Gameweek 10, Jamie Vardy is front and centre.

Despite having gone goalless in the last two games, the Leicester City hitman will be eyeing ending his drought in style against visiting Fulham this weekend.

With no less than three double-figure hauls, both that and Vardy’s tally of eights goals this term stand a strong chance of another points bonanza, versus the Cottagers.

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More than 160,000 manages have recruited Vardy this week, against a side who again shipped three more against Everton last time out.

With an ownership of just over a quarter of players in the entire game, a high percentage of those will be putting the armband on Vardy in GW10.


Gabriel Jesus

Vardy may have competition for captaincy for this weekend however, in the shape of Gabriel Jesus.

Having missed five league games due to injury, Manchester City’s Brazilian forward has hit one goal since returning, and is hinting at a run of form.

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What better team to face than Burnley then, who despite having notched a resilient win at home to Crystal Palace in GW9, face a tougher proposition in the Citizens.

Indeed, in their last three visits to the Etihad, The Clarets have shipped five goals on each occasion, and Gameweek 10 points to similar trouble.

Jesus has netted just once against Burnley in those three outings, but is poised to change that statistic this weekend.


Patrick van Aanholt

On the subject of Burnley, after a somewhat surprise defeat to them, the Eagles themselves will look for a response; that could open the door for Patrick van Aanholt to show his wares.

Set to go without Wilfried Zaha for a second game due to the Ivorian’s positive Covid-19 test, the South Londoners look decidedly short of ideas.

That however, could see Van Aanholt appear on the radars of FPL managers across the board.

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As the Dutchman faces his former rival club in Newcastle United – themselves looking likely to be without Callum Wilson – another tight contest could be in the offing here.

In such games, Van Aanholt has come to the fore with his wide play, and the left-back has often popped up with vital goals at Selhurst Park.

During GW8, the full-back grabbed an assist off Helder Costa‘s own goal; Gameweek 10 may bring more spoils.


Theo Walcott

Another side who continue to work through injuries is Southampton, but unlike Palace, the Saints have found a ready-made stand-in with Theo Walcott.

As the Danny Ings remains absent through injury, Southampton are still upwardly mobile with Che Adams but now also Walcott, who netted first goal since returning to his boyhood club against Wolves last time out.

Walcott has taken up a front two role alongside Adams to fill the Ings void, and at Molineux showed he still has the pace and eye for goal.

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As Manchester United visit the South coast this weekend, the Red Devils can expect an examination in the prowess of counter-attacking.

Walcott looks an excellent short-term addition at a cheaper value of .1 to Adams at just 5.8, and with his obvious status as midfielder.

With a goal or assist in his last three, Walcott is owned by a tiny 0.5% of managers. That could be quite the differential in GW10.


GW10 Punt of the Week: Branislav Ivanovic

We will openly admit our Punt of the Week has fallen by the wayside in recent weeks, but in Branislav Ivanovic, Gameweek 10 may be a different story.

As West Brom and Sheffield United meet in what looks like a relegation six-pointer even at this stage of the term, the Baggies’ Serbian defender is piquing interest.

Whilst neither side have pulled up trees in attack up to this point, their respective defences continue to falter.

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With the stakes high already however, this time out, back lines are likely to be on top at the Hawthorns, and eyes will be turning to clean sheets.

In Ivanovic also, West Brom retain a sizeable goal threat from set-pieces, where the focus of Saturday evening’s clash could be the battleground.

The Blades in particular have be uncharacteristically weak in aerial duels this season; this could play into the hands of Ivanovic, a player no stranger to goals from that area.


Fantasy Premier League Gameweek 10 deadline is Friday, 18:30 UK time


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